Read this verse and just focus on the poor having the Gospel given to them. Matt 11:5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. Why does Jesus state that the Gospel is given to the poor? Why did Jesus not say that the Gospel was given out to every person? Does Jesus have a special place of compassion and Love for those who are poor because the Gospel is to be proclaimed to every creature on the earth, but here Jesus emphasizes the poor. Maybe because they have a special place in His heart and with us Christians it is the same compassion of Christ that we have in our hearts. You could conclude that and it would seem so.
What is the Good News that the poor have coming to them? I believe Jesus wants the poor and everyone else to know is that He is the source of provision and to look to Him. Jesus demonstrated to everyone many times in different ways that He is our provider. Jesus took a few fish and loaves of bread and multiplied that so that everyone could be filled with food. Jesus stated many times of His compassion towards the poor and needy.
Jesus told His disciples that they have freely received so freely give. We as Christians have the same heart as Jesus so we give also. When we know and have received from God His provision then we also give like Christ . 1John 3:17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? God Loves us and let us love one another.
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Matt 10:42 And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.
Matt 10:38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Be a disciple of Christ not just a believer.
Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ?
Mark 10:28 Then Peter began to say to Him, See, we have left all and followed You.
Only those who forsake all are disciples of Christ.
Matt 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Read this verse and just focus on the poor having the Gospel given to them. Matt 11:5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleans...